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Microsoft’s core fonts…gone?

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 10:46 pm

Sigh. It seems that Microsoft has taken down the official download page for their core fonts package citing repeated end-user license violations as the reason for its removal. [link via MetaFilter and Typographica]

Now what am I going to do to install Trebuchet and Andale on all the old Win98 and MacOS 7 machines I come across? Wait…there are already plenty of unofficial mirrors of the fonts that– ironically enough– are fully in compliance with the above-mentioned license agreement. Go figure.

(Then again, on the bright side, there’s no more link to Comic Sans on Microsoft’s page. Talk about a font that gets severely misused…)


General Tso’s Firewall?

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 1:27 am

Check out this explanatory text from one of the dialogue boxes in the new version of ZoneAlarm, paying special attention to the last sentence. “Netwoking”…isn’t that what goes on in the kitchen at a Chinese restaurant?


Loser and Winner

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 7:20 pm

Meet the Lane brothers of New York City, Winner and Loser. Strange enough names as they are, but that’s only the beginning. Contrary to their names, Loser would eventually become a winner and Winner a loser. Confused yet? [found on MetaFilter]

Another casualty of the RIAA

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 12:35 pm

Grah. Apparently the RIAA’s rulings on webcasts have forced WLIR to stop its online stream. Sigh…’tis a shame, too.


Do not link to this page, unless you’re Google…

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 1:02 am

Inspired by the "do not disclose this URL" search mentioned some time ago on Need to Know, I decided to do a Google search for "do not link to this page". The results, of course, are strangely ironic…

Also worth noting are "do not distribute this URL" and "do not share this URL".

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